Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-6
Searching for scapegoats?
Try horrormeister Stephen King, who tossed a ceremonial first pitch.
Or the filmmakers who turned the ballpark into a movie set, shooting scenes of funny guy Jimmy Fallon and love interest Drew Barrymore for a romantic comedy, "Fever Pitch," about a man obsessed with the Red Sox and a woman caught in the middle.
Or second base umpire Rob Drake, whose disputed game-ending call on Dave Roberts cost Manny Ramirez a chance to try to complete ...
It didn't take anything so drastic as driving a stake through Manny Ramirez's heart, but to the Texas Rangers, who brought an end to the Red Sox' 10-game winning streak here, it almost felt like that's what was needed to put the Sox in the loss column. "Especially in Boston," said Doug Brocail, the Rangers' 37-year-old reliever who has pulled off the baseball equivalent of coming back from the dead -- pitching again after having two operations on his elbow and missing two ...
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